Category: Rhodesian Air Training Group (RATG), Southern Rhodesia

Categories: Gwelo, Midlands, Southern Rhodesia | Southern Rhodesian Armed Forces

In September 1939, the Government of Southern Rhodesia made an offer to the British Air Ministry to run a flying school and train personnel to man three squadrons (44, 237 and 266 (Rhodesia) Squadrons). The Rhodesian Air Training Group (RATG), operating 1940–1945, was set up as part of the overall Commonwealth Air Training Plan. In January 1940 the Government announced the creation of a Department of Air, which included the Empire Air Training Scheme, which established three units at Salisbury, Bulawayo and Gwelo, each consisting of a preliminary and an advanced training school.

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19 Apr 1915 Shropshire, England - 17 Jul 1941

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